Cypress Springs High School Class of 2016 graduate Samiyah Samuels is one step closer to her dream of becoming an Olympic athlete. USA Track & Field accepted her on June 27 as one of 24 competitors for the women’s long jump event of the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials, set for July 1-2in Eugene, Ore.
At the TAPPS 4A South Region Track Meet, junior Hannah Marut won the 3200 meter race. She set a new personal and school record with a time of 11:30 and was named Regional Champion.
Hannah beat the second place runner by 27 seconds and the third place runner by 29 seconds. Her 11:30 time is the best time run in the Regional Meet since at least 2007 by 10 seconds.